Friday, April 25, 2014

Spirit of Warriors on Anzac Day

Wet weather and threatening storms did not stop thousands of people turning out for Anzac Day marches:
The Ode of Remembrance
From For the Fallen, by Laurence Binyon

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Anzac Day in Sydney honoured by thousands

Near the town of Harrachov, Czech Republic, on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 deer cross a creek in a winter enclosure. The Iron Curtain was traced by a real electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West. It was an impenetrable Cold War barrier _ and for some inhabitants of the Czech Republic it still is. Deer still balk at crossing the border with Germany even though the physical fence came down a quarter century ago, with the painful Cold War past apparently still governing their behavior. Images from Cold River - Scientists believe that fawns tend to follow mothers for the first year of their lives and develop a pattern in their movements, so the same area remains the habitat for each new generation. Nearly 500 people were killed when they attempted to escape. We are prepared for everything. Absolutely everything. Except for what happens in our fragile lives ... The images of Iron Curtain River

PS:  This story is about an experiment which a group of scientist conducted in order to study the behavior of monkeys in terms of team play. The setup of the experiment was quite simple. There where five monkeys kept in a cage, with a ladder kept in the middle of the cage. A bunch of bananas was kept on top of the ladder! Sad realities of war and workplaces